Bulldogs JV Clobbers Pirates

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs JV Baseball team won in convincing fashion as they beat the Greensburg Pirates by a score of 24-1 on Thursday night.The Bulldogs were led both offensively and defensively by sophomore Clay Grunkemeyer who threw just 32 pitches in 3 innings of work not allowing an earned run. He also drove in 5 runs. The Bulldogs were also led by Lleyton Ratcliffe who went 3-3 with a walk and drove in three. Brayden Linkel, Seth Gausman, Drew Kiefer, Riley Zink, and Nate Eckstein each added a pair of RBI’s a piece. All in all the Bulldogs accumulated 14 hits, walked 7 times, and only struck out twice. As mentioned before Clay Grunkemeyer toed the rubber and got his second win of the season, he is now 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA. Drew Kiefer saw his first action of the season on the mound pitching two scoreless innings of relief and struck out three of the nine batters he faced.The Bulldogs look to continue the winning trend when they play the North Decatur Chargers on Saturday at Liberty Park after the Varsity game at 11:30 a.m.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jason Meyer.last_img read more

Manchester City hope China investment deal can prove a giant leap forward

first_img The deal – which values City at a total of 3billion US dollars, around £2billion – will see 400million US dollars (£265million) pumped into the City Football Group (CFG), after it sold the stake to a consortium of CMC (China Media Capital) and investment company CITIC Capital. Club insiders believe the investment deal will open up the vast untapped market in China in a way that no other top-flight side has so far managed. A series of tours of China by City is now expected, possibly starting as soon as next summer, and there are expected to be numerous other openings such as content and sponsorship deals. The income from the deal will not be used for a spending spree on new players however – a statement from CFG said the capital will be used by to fund its growth in China and other “international business expansion opportunities”. CMC chairman Ruigang Li will represent the consortium at CFG by becoming its seventh board member and believes there are “unprecedented” opportunities to break into the China market. He said: “Football is now at a fascinating and critical stage of development in China. We see unprecedented growth opportunities in both its development as an industry, being China’s most watched sport, and its inspirational role bringing people of all ages together with a shared passion. “With its unique business model and distinct successes, City Football Group, whom we have come to know well, represents a differentiated systematic approach to building a global platform for football know-how, player development, academy programmes and commercial partnerships that will benefit China’s football industry on multiple levels. We and our consortium partner CITIC Capital also see this investment as a prime opportunity for furthering the contribution of China to the global football family.” The deal sees new shares issued in CFG in addition to those owned by the Abu Dhabi United Group (ADUG), the investment and development company privately owned by Sheikh Mansour of the Abu Dhabi royal family. Prior to the investment ADUG was the sole shareholder of CFG which owns Manchester City, New York City FC, Melbourne City FC and is a minority shareholder in Yokohama F. Marinos. Khaldoon Al Mubarak, chairman of CFG, said: “Football is the most loved, played and watched sport in the world and in China, the exponential growth pathway for the game is both unique and hugely exciting. “We have therefore worked hard to find the right partners and to create the right deal structure to leverage the incredible potential that exists in China, both for CFG and for football at large.” Manchester City believe they have stolen a march on their Premier League rivals after their owners sold a 13 per cent stake in the club’s parent company to Chinese investors. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Breaking: The return date for Bundesliga has been leaked!

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/Sky SportsAdvertisement 8yq4NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8cdjWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5py3( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) k09Would you ever consider trying this?😱ackCan your students do this? 🌚kzgmdzRoller skating! Powered by Firework When all European football activity was announced to be postponed on the heels of the novel Coronavirus pandemic, there had been no confirmation as to when the most watched sport would be returned to normalcy. With the rising number of cases and death toll each day, the suspensions were often met with further postponements, and some even cancelled the current season. However, the German Bundesliga is now set to become the first European top flight football league to soon resume its ongoing season, with a likely return of action on 15th May!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/Sky SportsGermany has been one of the more successful countries to corb the contamination of COVID-19, with churches, factories, museums and saloons reopening, although, under strict regulations.Now with an official announcement from the Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday on restoration of normalcy in the country, it is likely that the German top flight football will set itself in action in no time.Advertisement The official announcement will be headed after a confirmation from the Committee of Sports, which includes members of Germany’s parliament.Some Bundesliga clubs were already resuming training in the past few days. However, recently three FC Cologne players tested positive, and followed by 10 more from a number of the Bundesliga’s first and second division clubs also gave positive results. A total of 36 clubs in the country are currently performing tests on their players and staffs.Advertisement The 2019/20 Bundesliga still has 9 more games in the season. The league table is currently lead by Bayern Minuch, who have secured 55 points from 25 games, four points ahead of Borussia Dortmund in 2nd.As of today, more than 166,000 people in Germany have tested positive of Coronavirus, and the death toll is at 6,993 which is comparatively lower than its neighbouring countries.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Former Schalke player who was announced dead four years ago- is alive and well!India’s own Lionel Messi: Kerala kid nails wondershot into top corner and celebrates like Messi! Advertisementlast_img read more

‘Life-Changing’ Improvement Comes to Rt. 537 & 34 Intersection

first_imgThis article was first published in the Oct. 19-26, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times. COLTS NECK – It’s taken nearly two decades of pushing for federal dollars and working with state entities, but construction to widen and reconstruct Monmouth County’s busiest, most trafficked intersection will soon start.Over 37,000 cars travel through the CR-537 and Route 34 intersection every day in the heart of Colts Neck. The large-scale project starting on Oct. 23 will continue until its anticipated completion date of December 2019.“This makes a tremendous improvement in Monmouth County,” state Sen. Jennifer Beck (R-11), said at an Oct. 13 groundbreaking ceremony. “Much of our traffic that goes east and west on a daily basis, as part of their lives, uses this roadway. And we have to fix it.”Beck even described it as a “life-changing project.”Traffic backs up along CR-537 West on Friday morning as cars wait in line. New improvements would ease flow from CR-537 and Route 34.Monmouth County officials secured a $21.3 million agreement with the Federal Highway Administration in June to cover repair costs for the perpetually congested intersection.In August, the Monmouth County Freeholders authorized a $17.5 million contract bid by Rencor, Inc. of Somerville for the work. Monmouth County is expected to spend $172,000 for staffing police officers and traffic maintenance during the work. The Transportation Trust Fund is expected to wholly cover that cost, according to county officials.Monmouth County Engineer Joe Ettore said when construction begins on Oct. 23, work hours will span from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during weekdays, depending on activity. Some days those hours could be extended.“Traffic will be maintained at all times,” Ettore said. “There may be delays and lane closures, but they’re going to be sporadic depending on the work requirement.”Weekend construction is not planned now, and the construction company would need permits from Colts Neck and Monmouth County for that. Ettore said both governing bodies would consider allowing weekend work.The project will be completed in a number of phases, and Ettore said the first one will be a widening of CR-537 at the southwest corner of the intersection.During the project design the county ran into environmental and acquisition roadblocks. Ettore said strips of five to 10 feet of property along the project limits were acquired to allow for the roadway widening. Mine Brook, a tributary of the Swimming River Reservoir that travels underneath CR-537, was carefully studied by the state.“This is one of the largest projects that a county government undertakes,” Ettore said. “It’s unusual that the county would take the lead on a project that includes an intersection of a county road and a state road.”Surrounded by local, state and federal elected officials, Monmouth County Freeholder Director and former Colts Neck Mayor Lillian Burry said the road reconstruction is a long time coming, and a championing moment of her political career.“I’m absolutely elated,” Burry said, “and I can assure you there are a lot of other people that share my elation.”“This is an important project not only from the standpoint of easing traffic, but perhaps even more importantly, from a safety point-of-view,” said U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-04).The engineering plan for the redesigned intersection.The intersection serves as the main artery for travel into the township’s business district, added Sue Fitzpatrick, president of the Colts Neck Business Association.A number of businesses operate within one square mile of the project scope. North of the intersection is an Investor’s Bank and Brock Farms gardening center. On the eastern and western ends are two restaurants: the newly built Huddy’s Inn and the Colts Neck Inn Steak and Chop House, respectively. Just south is the Orchards at Colts Neck shopping center and slightly farther down the road is the seasonal go-to, Delicious Orchards.Fitzpatrick said businesses have been receptive to the roadwork, but want the open, rural feel of Colts Neck to remain.“We don’t want a super highway in what’s a rural district here,” she said. “We work hard to keep it that way.”According to the County, the following is a breakdown of the intersection improvements.Widening of Route 34 to accommodate six lanes along each intersection approach, including an exclusive left turn lane, two through lanes, an exclusive right turn lane, and two receiving lanes.Widening of CR-537 to accommodate five lanes along each intersection approach, including an exclusive left turn lane, a through lane, a through/right turn lane, and two receiving lanes.Replacement of the existing traffic signal, including pedestrian improvements.Replacing the CR-537 bridge located approximately 120 feet west of the intersection.Replacing the Route 34 bridge located approximately 400 feet north of the intersection.Adherence to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Stormwater Management Rules. A bio-retention basin is proposed for the northeast and southeast quadrants.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Minor Hockey Major Award Winners

first_imgStaff at Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the winners with Team of the Week.The winners, pictured in no specific order, included, Noah Quinn winning the Barry Pearce Memorial and Amran Bhabra taking home the John Reichardt Memorial, both awards for Atom Player who displays team dedication, good sportsmanship, desire and love of the game.Other awards included, Ava Young winning the Todd Matheson Memorial; Tyler Bayoff the Walter Clarkson memorial, Jaden Dyck the Alf Baker award; Matthew Jones the Marc Severyn memorial; Kobe Nishida the Mike Laughton Sr. Award, Brandon Jmayoff the R.C. Wright memorial; Brodie Herridge the Barry Geist trophy; Morgan Flynn of the Kootenay Wildcats taking home the Brian Naka memorial; and Matthew Brind’Amour; Daniella Hanson, the Baker Street Esso Award and Kylie Thielker the top officials and the Sarge Sammartino award.Mike Hurley won the Ted Hargreaves coaching award while Vince Vulcano took the Robert Jeffs participation and dedication in advancing minor hockey in Nelson honour.Max Spielman won the Profile Photographic award while Dylan Mowery, Alex Laing, Jaden Bennett, Spencer Szabo and Denomie Fisher were recipients of the Jackson Hole Three “A” award. Nelson Minor Hockey culminated another great season on the ice with its annual award’s banquet this week at the Tenth Street Campus.Highlighting the night was the presentation of the major award winners.last_img read more

49ers’ Bosa, brother Joey win NFL Player of Week awards

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Rookie sensation Nick Bosa and his older brother, Joey, swept NFL Defensive Player of the Week honors Wednesday for their roles in leading the 49ers and Los Angeles Chargers, respectively, to victories Sunday.They were the first brothers to each produce at least two sacks in the same week since Toby and Jimmy Williams did it in 1985.Nick Bosa’s three sacks and doozy of a first career interception led the undefeated 49ers’ defensive showing in a 51-13 rout of the Carolina …last_img read more

Why Twitter Suspended the Fake Steve Jobs Account (& Why It’s Back)

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Twitter’s guidelines for parody accounts say that the username should not be the same as the subject of the parody. They should have a qualifier like “not” or “fake.” The profile name, similarly needs to say “not” or “fake.” And the bio should say “This is a parody.” The phony Steve Jobs account only complied with the latter.Even if you follow these recommendations, Twitter’s guidelines say that it can still ask you to make “further changes to bring the account more in line with these best practices. Accounts with a clear intent to deceive may be permanently suspended.”Twitter wouldn’t comment on this specific case, although it does appear that the account is functioning again today. It’s under a new name, however – @falseSteveJobs. The timing is excellent, as I’m curious to hear what False Steve has to say about the new iPad 2. Related Posts Tags:#twitter#web Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification audrey watters Yesterday the “ban hammer” struck one of the best known parody accounts on Twitter, @ceoSteveJobs. The account, well-known for its pithy and biting Apple-related tweets, had over 460,000 followers when GeekSmack first reported that the account had been suspended.The account has likely angered its share of Apple fan boys and company execs, but it’s not the content of the messages that (necessarily) got the account in trouble. Beginning January 1 this year, an “online impersonation law” went into effect in the state of California, banning people from assuming someone else’s identity online in order to defraud or harm. Several commentators have suggested that the fake Steve Jobs account may have run afoul of the law or that Twitter received a “valid report” complaining of infringement. More likely, it simply ran afoul of Twitter’s Terms of Service, namely “Parody, Commentary, and Fan Accounts Policy.” You are allowed to create parody accounts on Twitter, but only within certain guidelines. In a nutshell, you need to make it clear that the account isn’t the real person’s. Although the @ceoSteveJobs did indicate in its profile that it was a parody and most people recognized it as such, the account was cited in a Daily Mail article this summer, making it appear as though Steve Jobs was admitting that antenna problems would force an iPhone 4 recall.last_img read more

When is the time to jump in on industrial augmented reality?

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts As a passive spectator of the AR solutions offered to industrial (B2B) applications for the last 10 years, I have interacted with many different peers, the ideas of whom I could always put in two buckets.The early adopters: It was easy to learn about their current projects, listen to them passionately talk about developments in the field, and scratch the surface of their content to discover all the limitations of the solution applied. Most of their AR products and ideas had a very narrow field of application, hardware limitations, costs that would break any plausible economic justification and, in general, were common in companies that had the inclination to explore the limits of the technology.The deniers: A large group that either didn’t know the technology well enough or decided to confine their applications to the marketing and gaming industries. I was one such denier. But it’s 2017, and suddenly, the panorama is very different. Early adopters are not a cult hiding behind awkward glasses anymore, and business leaders in operations, maintenance, service, and logistics who previously in denial need to get a big surfboard and get ready to ride this tsunami or be drowned. Strong words, some may say, but considering the following advances in selected fields, it is clear that the world has changed.How software is differentIndoor mapping, positioning, and navigation capabilities are now available, and both the hardware and the software — partially in connection with the significant push that self-driving cars is providing — are available and robust. Logistics and other applications that used to be limited to GPS geolocation are now unlocked.The impact of computer vision and machine learningThe core of the AR technology, enabling the identification, mapping, recognition, and tracking of different objects has moved from a lengthy, programming-intensive process to a more automatized one. We are not yet at sci-fi levels, where millions of objects can be instantaneously recognized and processed, but the abilities necessary to support recognition and tracking for maintenance and training B2B applications are here and have costs that can survive a common investment ROI analysis.Changes in hardwareA few years ago the smart glasses available in the market had several limitations: they were heavy, had a limited field of view, overheated, had a short battery life, were monocular, and provided a poor experience overall. Progress and specialization, however, are getting us much closer to the ideal specs. Companies bringing what matters for industrial applications: Ansi certifications (NSI Z87.1), hardhat mount configurations, and explosion proof (NEC Class I Div 1&2) ratings for smart devices. Other smaller design features like external batteries and processors, safe connections, and limited visual obstruction are bringing us closer to the hardware extended industrial uses will require. And, of course, bandwidthWhile some AR applications will run locally, some with the cloud and some with other company ERPs that can be batched and put off until a Wi-Fi connection is available, the ultimate goal is to have the offline AR world connected with live features like remote assistance and other capabilities that consolidate all relevant information sources into one device. IoT has aided in this effort, converting any space — manufacturing and service plants, warehouses, data centers, refineries, and offshore platforms — into a bandwidth consumer for all the devices connected. It has effectively moved connectivity from solely an application to the key for company growth.See also: Industrial IoT could help slash carbon emissionsIndustrial applications require proof of concept, which leads to a pilot, which subsequently leads to a refined first solution, several interface design enhancements, thus modeling the scalability of the solution, further integration with legacy hardware and other IoT solutions, and full global deployment. AR technology is a journey, where progressive steps need to be measured in productivity, ergonomics, and the impact on the company culture. These steps and how companies select partners and approach with the right speed make a significant difference in productivity, impact, value and the success of the solution. 2017 is definitely the year to jump into the AR field — if not, in five years, your competition will have blown you away with their superior AR approach. Get in touch, get involved, make the first step. Tags:#AR#bandwidth#hardware#Internet of Things#IoT#Software Follow the Puckcenter_img Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… German Rodriguezlast_img read more

San Beda stretches streak to 12, clinches twice-to-beat

first_imgBSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. SAN BEDA 83 – Cabanag 14, Mocon 14, Bolick 13, Tankoua 11, Noah 7, Soberano 7, Adamos 4, Abuda 3, Doliguez 3, Potts 3, Bahio 2, Cariño 2, Tongco 0.ARELLANO 72 – Salado 17, Cañete 15, Viloria 15, Flores 6, Dela Cruz 5, Concepcion 3, Meca 3, Nicholls 3, Taywan 3, Enriquez 2, Abanes 0, Alcoriza 0.Quarters: 21-17, 43-40, 61-55, 83-72. LATEST STORIES The Red Lions had a hard time shaking off the desperate Chiefs in the game as Arellano cut the deficit to as low as four, 67-63 with 7:34 remaining.But Cabanag and AC Soberano commandeered San Beda’s 9-0 blast to restore order and take a 13-point lead, 76-63, with 5:31 to play.Kent Salado paced Arellano (5-9) with 17 points, three assists, and two rebounds, but his efforts weren’t enough as the Chiefs lost three of their last four games.Michael Cañete and Kraniel Viloria both had 15 markers in the defeat.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9300:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citycenter_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Beda secured a twice-to-beat advantage in the playoffs as they fought off a tough stand from Arellano, 83-72, Thursday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre.Robert Bolick flirted with a triple-double as he fired 13 points, eight assists, and seven rebounds, including the last four points for the Red Lions to finally put the Chiefs away.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next PVL goes to Tuguegarao, Bacolod, Iloilo Javee Mocon registered 14 markers, seven boards, and five assists, while Jeramer Cabanag posted a career-best 14 points, six of which coming in the fourth quarter, to go with two rebounds.Donald Tankoua also added 11 markers and five boards in the win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCoach Boyet Fernandez is glad to keep San Beda’s 12-game winning streak rolling, but warned his players of complacency, especially as it prepares for its final eliminations assignment against Lyceum and the Final Four.“As what I’ve always said to my players, we only have to take good care of ourselves. We cannot pray for other teams to lose, other teams to win. All we have to do is take care of ourselves and win our games. Whatever will be the result, we’re always ready and prepared,” he said.last_img read more

How To Hire Superstars: Collaborate Early!

first_imgMy sister bought me a book called “The Truth About Managing People” by Stephen Robbins for Christmas.  Not sure if she was trying to tell me something about my managerial skills, but I am enjoying the book.  Chapter 3 in the book is “Tips for Employee Interviews” which I found to be rather uninspiring and it led me to think a bit about how we do hiring at HubSpot/SB2.0.  Do any of you have any great interview best practices out there you could share with us? — Brian Halligan. At my first job out of college, my first interview was with the vp of sales (of a high growth software startup).  Before I even said hello or shook his hand he said, “I wouldn’t wear that suit to a sh*tfight.”  As it was for a sales job, I thought this was a pretty good tactic to see if I could think on my feet, see whether I could defray conflict while standing up for myself, and to see whether I had a backbone.  …I don’t necessarily recommend this tactic to everyone — this particular interviewer is a unique guy that is currently a CEO of what became a large software company and he pulls this stuff off better than most. We have three interviews in the next week.  One is a developer/designer type and two are marketing types.  All three are folks were introduced to me through colleagues as top performers.  I suppose the “traditional” hiring workflow would be as follows: For some reason, I never even considered doing this type of process with these candidates.  Here’s our new, improved workflow which seems to be working well for us these days: Here are a couple of other best practices I have come across in the interviewing circuit: If that worked out, we would make an offer to the employee along our standard guidelines and at the end of the negotiation, end up giving them 3-5% more than what was in the offer. If that goes well, I invite the candidate to come back with a project to work on with Patrick, Dharmesh, and I together over the course of an hour.  For example, for the marketing guys, they both are working in medium sized businesses and use sophisticated tools for marketing, so we asked them to demonstrate their toolset to us, describe the aspects of them they like, and describe (in that context) what the gaps were in terms of how the toolset works in for their business.  The session will be more of a strategy session where we all roll our sleeves up and strategize a bit.  I have a brief meeting with the candidate to see if they are relatively sharp; see if they understand what we are up to at HubSpot and are interested in our mission; and see if there is a cultural fit (it turns out we are all rather analytical at HubSpot). What I like about the process is that we get to really work with the candidate together on a project and see what his ability to think on his feat is, what his cognitive capability is, and what his persona is like.  I also like that the candidate gets to see the three of us work as well which avoids a mismatch in expectations for them as well as lowering (or raising) anxiety levels about accepting a position with us.center_img Have each come in for an hour for a formal interview with me where I ask them some stupid questions and review their resume.  If they both liked the candidates, we would ask for “their references” and check them. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Originally published Jan 12, 2007 11:51:00 AM, updated March 21 2013 I have overheard pieces of Patrick interviewing developers.  He gives them a hard math problem to solve on the whiteboard — something about glass balls dropped from a building.  I’m hoping he doesn’t ask me to solve it for him some day! If that works out, we would try to come up with an incentive program that maximized benefit for both sides.  (I realize this does not scale particularly well, but it is pretty early days at HubSpot/SB2.0) I have stories from colleagues who have gone through the interview process at McKinsey.  Rather than bother with the standard interview drivel, they give verbal case studies to potential hires asking them to understand a set of facts, ask intelligent questions, and quickly get to the crux of the business problem and solve it. If one seemed sharp, I would have invited my two colleagues to sit down individually with them for an hour each to do the same.  If we all thought the employee was sharp, got the mission, was analytical, and was relatively easy work with, then we would go find our own reference points on him.  …I have never found people whose given references had anything valuable to say that really impacted a hiring decision.last_img read more